It's that time again! People are declaring their intentions to become the next leader of the Free World. They're raising money, making speeches, holding babies and holding debates.
Politics can be a messy business that brings out the worst in people: attack ads, smear tactics, mud-slinging, the list goes on and on.
So, for the man or woman endeavoring to become the next president of the United States, below are some verses of advice from the Good Book. more >>
Even though a new Quinnipiac University poll showed Dr. Ben Carson with a lead in Iowa, Donald Trump is still leading in every national poll on the GOP presidential race.
Four months after he announced for President, Trump has defied the political professionals to claim the unquestioned lead.
Initially, the so-called experts claimed his candidacy was just a publicity stunt, then they said Trump would implode from a controversial comment, yet nothing has stopped his ascension to the top of the Republican presidential field. more >>
Miracle #1: Congress is on the verge of approving a major criminal justice reform bill. Miracle #2: Republicans and Democrats are both backing it.
It's no secret that most Americans disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job, and by "most" I mean an overwhelming majority. The reason most give is that Congress doesn't seem to get much done. That's why I'm delighted to tell you about a rare exception, one that would have given Chuck Colson no end of joy.
On October 1st a bipartisan group of senators introduced what is being called "the most historic [criminal justice] reform proposal in decades." It's called the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. more >>
Forty-seven members of Congress have signed onto a joint letter to the Bremerton School District in Washington explaining that Bremerton High football coach Joe Kennedy has the constitutionally guaranteed right to kneel and pray on the 50-yard line after games.
The school district is currently reviewing Kennedy's job status after the Christian coach defied school district orders and continued his tradition of praying at midfield following the conclusion of games.
Although Kennedy never forces students to join in his prayer, many students choose to join him in prayer. The school district has warned Kennedy that he needs to wait until students leave the stadium until he can pray or else that would violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. more >>
While much needed attention is being given to refugees flowing from war-torn Syria, one desperately suffering Middle East nation is barely a blip on the developed world's radar screen.
And to be honest, Yemen wasn't on my radar screen either, until I met Barbara Deller.
For 12 years Deller worked as a hospital nurse-midwife in Yemen, and later served as a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, advising ministries of health in numerous countries in Africa and Asia and the Middle East. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson compared abortion to slavery, and has said that it should be illegal in cases of rape and incest.
"I know that's one of those words you're not supposed to say, but I'm saying it," Carson said in an interview with NBC News.
"During slavery, a lot of slave-owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose. And what if the abolitionists had said, 'I don't believe in slavery, but you guys do whatever you want'? Where would we be?" more >>